Hall of Fame

Maxie Lambright

This quiet Mississippi gentleman served Louisiana Tech for 12 years as head football coach while doubling as athletic director for the last eight. Arriving here prior to the 1967 football season, Lambright quickly put together a staff that stayed virtually intact for all 12 years and they produced a truly "golden era" for Bulldog football. Stepping down due to health problems following the 1978 campaign, Lambright finished with a record of 95-36-2. His teams won seven conference championships, captured the NCAA Division II national title with a 12-1 record in 1973 and piled up a variety of five various national titles during 1972-73-74. From 1971 through 1974 Tech won 44 games and lost just four. It built the nation's longest winning streak in college football with 23 straight during 1973 and 1974. His teams played in post season games eight of his 12 years. He produced 11 all-Americans, 77 first team all-conference picks and sent over a dozen Bulldogs into professional football, including the NFL's No. 1 draft choice, Terry Bradshaw, in 1970. Coach Lambright passed away Jan. 28, 1980.